Storefronts along 18th St., NW in Adams Morgan.
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    Adams Morgan

    The location of the present-day Adams Morgan neighborhood in Northwest originally was outside of Charles Pierre L’Enfant’s design for Washington. The area gradually became developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s, thanks in part to the construction of streetcar lines on Columbia Road and 18th Street NW. In the early 1900s, it was known simply as 18th and Columbia, and was a fashionable middle-class neighborhood, before going into a period of decline during and just after World War II. The area became known as Adams Morgan in the early 1950s, after the principals of two then-segregated elementary schools — all-White John Quincy Adams and the all-Black Thomas P. Morgan School — joined forces to improve education. They and local residents and activists formed the Adams-Morgan Better Neighborhood Conference, and the name stuck, though the hyphen didn’t. Starting in the mid-1970s, Adams Morgan began a revival, turning into a hip entertainment and dining district that today has more than 100 restaurants. As the District’s nightlife epicenter gradually has shifted further south and east, Adams Morgan has evolved into more of a residential neighborhood, filled with spacious Victorian rowhomes, condos and apartments.


    • Population 13,000
    • Median Home Price $639,000
    • Median Age 33
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    Notable Schools

    • Elementary (PK-5) Marie Reed Elementary School
    • Middle (6-8) Oyster-Adams Bilingual School
    • High (9-12) Jackson-Reed High School

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    Explore Homes in Adams Morgan

    • Lower Market 16th St NW

      BR 1.0

      BA 1.0

      SQ FT 590

      Built 1928

    • Mid Market Beverly Court

      BR 4.0

      BA 2.0

      SQ FT 2650

      Built 1915

    • Upper Market Lanier Pl NW

      BR 5.0

      BA 3.1

      SQ FT 3450

      Built 1920

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